Meet Dr. Timothy Chong, M.D.


Pain Management, Physical Medicine, and Rehabilitation

Upon receiving his medical degree from the University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine; he finished a General Surgery Internship with Hawaii Residency Program. Dr. Chong is a Board Certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR) specialist completing a residency at Stanford University. His decision to further subspecialize in Pain Medicine led to attending an ACGME accredited Pain Medicine Fellowship with University of Michigan Department of Anesthesiology.

He has published and presented various research topics on Pain Medicine and PMR at a national level.

Dr. Chong can offer consultation and recommendations managing back, neck, joint, limb, muscle and nerve pain; utilizing expertise in both Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Medical Education

  • University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine


  • University of Hawaii Surgical Residency Program


  • Stanford University Residency Program


  • University of Michigan Pain Medicine Fellowship

Research and Presentations

Chong T, Haider, N. Novel Approach to Water Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation for Chronic Sacroiliac Joint Pain. Pain Physician. July 2011

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians Presentation June 25, 2011

Chong T, Lieu J, Smuck M, Mitra R. Pulmonary Cement Embolism a Rare Complication of Kyphoplasty. Pain Practice. Publication Accepted Dec 20, 2010

Chong T, Geisser M, Kao M, Smuck M. Impact of BMI on Interventional Spine Procedure Duration and Radiation Exposure. Pain Medicine. Oct 2010

International Spine Intervention Society Presentation July 17, 2010

Chong T, Hong H and Mitra R. Acute Rehabilitation of Thoracic Transverse Myelitis. Association of Academic Physiatrists Presentation Feb 12, 2009

Scott T, Chong T, Boparai N, Petros J, Lawton M, Rosenblum A.

Exercise and Post-Spinal Cord Injury Shoulder Pain.

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Presentation Nov 21, 2008

Professional Memberships

American Medical Association

American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians

American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine

American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

International Association for the Study of Pain

International Spine Intervention Society


(858) 453-7700


16466 Bernardo Center Dr., Unit 150, San Diego, Ca 92128

Office Hours

M-F: 8am – 11:45am & 12:45pm -5:00pm
S-S: Closed

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Location & Service Areas

We are conveniently located directly off I-15 in Rancho Bernardo at 16466 Bernardo Center Dr Suite 150 San Diego, CA 92128. Our practice has been offering comprehensive pain management services in San Diego County since 2016. We happily serve the surrounding communities of San Diego, Poway, Escondido, East County, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, Del Mar, La Jolla, Miramar, Mira Mesa. Our locations include our original office in Rancho Bernardo, and a new office in Escondido on Citricado Ave.

If you are in the neighborhoods of Carmel Mountain Ranch, Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Rancho Penasquitos, Montelena, Bernardo Village, or Old Poway, we are close to you!

We look forward to serving you!